Top Dog - Rehab/Sports Medicine

Winner: Paws Aquatics Canine Swim Center

By a Landslide!   Two years in a Row!


Proprietor: Diane Kunkle CVT RVT

Milwaukie, OR

971-244-2227 ∙

Est. 2009

Philosophy/Mission:  Paws Aquatics utilizes the latest advancements in canine swim rehabilitation, striving to help with a speedy recovery from injury and/or surgery by reducing pain and restoring mobility, endurance, and agility.  By celebrating and nurturing the human-animal bond we strive to improve the quality of life for both dog and owner.  By providing our unique and compassionate services, we aim to maximize your pet's performance and improve the quality and longevity of his/her life.

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service:  Paws Aquatics offers both therapeutic and fun swims for your dog in a private, spa-like, safe environment.  Diane, along with her caring and knowledgeable assistant, Rachel Klein, will work with your dog in the pool emphasizing strengthening exercises and flexibility movements.  If you have a healthy, injury free dog, you are welcome to swim and play unassisted.

Community Involvement, Special Notes:  Diane is also the President of Cascade Dock Dogs and through the Dock Dog community was introduced to and supports Chase Away K9 Cancer, which helps fund canine cancer research studies.  Diane also works closely with Golden Bond Rescue providing swim therapy when needed.

2nd Place: Back on Track Veterinary Rehabilitation Center

9045 SW Barbur Blvd. Ste. 130, Portland, OR

503-546-8995 ∙

3rd Place: Doggie Paddle Canine Therapeutic Swimming & Exercise

6100 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97219

503-730-0310 ∙